Army photo by Capt. Christopher Larsen
Brig. Gen. I. Neal Black (left) passes the colors of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, the U.S. Army Reserve unit located in Marysville, to Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Jennings during a change of command ceremony Jan. 5. Black, of Providence, Utah, assumed command from Brig. Gen. Jonathan G. Ives in the ceremony. The 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command has command and control of more than 40 Army Reserve units located in six Western states.
Army 1st Lt. Nathan J. Taggart (right) receives the Bronze Star Medal Award from Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams.
Air Force Airman Kyle D. Walsh graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Keith Walsh of Stanwood and Lisa Walsh of Limon, Colo. The airman graduated from a home-school program in 2011.
Air Force Airman Antony J. Barbero graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Barbero is the son of Jim Barbero of Arlington. He is a 2011 graduate of Arlington High School.
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Amanda Sandoval graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Sandoval is the daughter of Miguel Sandoval of Mountlake Terrace and is a 2011 graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School.
Air Force Airman Joshua M. Sayre graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Sayre earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Maureen Capellan and stepson of Jose Capellan of Oak Harbor. The airman is a 2010 graduate of Oak Harbor High School.
Navy Seaman Samuel J. Willhoite, son of Rebecca Schlegal of Pasco and Robert Willhoite of Lynnwood, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Navy Fireman Darren M. Edwards, son of Sheri and James Edwards of Arlington, has completed basic training at Navy Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Edwards is a 2006 graduate of Arlington High School and a 2011 graduate of Western Washington University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree.
Army 1st Lt. Nathan J. Taggart was awarded the Bronze Star Medal on Jan. 1 for his service in southern Afghanistan. Presenting the medal was Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams, 3rd Infantry Division commander and commander of NATO forces. Taggart is a 2006 graduate of Stanwood High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Washington. He is the son of Lisa and Randy Taggart of Stanwood. Taggart is scheduled to return to Joint Base Lewis-McChord this month. He is a medic platoon leader with the 2nd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
Army Pvt. Anthony M. Kolvick has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Kolvick is the son of Barbara Kolvick of Arlington. He is a 2009 graduate of Sedro-Woolley High School.
Fleet Reserve Association and Ladies Fleet Reserve Association unit and branch 18: Lunch noon, meeting 1 p.m. second Saturdays, 23003 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. 425-771-2774.
A group of veterans of wars in foreign lands (not associated with VFW) meets at 1 p.m., second Wednesdays, Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard, Everett. Call Ernie at 425-512-9786 or the senior center at 257-8780.
Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 12: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Lynnwood Elks Club, 6620 196th St. SW. All veterans who were awarded the Purple Heart are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call Keith Reyes, 360-631-4467, or Phil Sacks, 425-741-7311.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Arlington Boyer-Daniel VFW Post 1561: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays. For meeting location, call 425-232-8453, 360-435-6677 or go to vfw1561.org. All veterans who have served honorably and received a combat or campaign medal are eligible to join.
Sultan VFW Post 2554 and Ladies Auxiliary: 7:30 p.m., second Thursdays, United Methodist Church, 211 Birch Ave., Sultan. Call 360-793-1879 or 360-793-3296.
Monroe VFW Post 7511: Noon, second Thursdays, IOOF Hall, 610 Lewis St., Monroe. Call Ken, 425-315-3509. Edmonds VFW Post 8870 and Ladies Auxiliary: Lunch at 11:45 a.m., meeting at 12:30 p.m. second Fridays, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Call Fred at 206-940-7502, email firstname.lastname@example.org or [URL]www.vfw8870.org.;http://www.vfw8870.org [URL]
Snohomish Gay Jones VFW Post 921 and Auxiliary: 1 p.m. third Saturdays, Boys & Girls Club, 402 Second St., Snohomish. Most overseas veterans are eligible. Help for all veterans who need a hand-up. Call 425-397-7111.
Everett Old Guard VFW Post 2100: 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, 2711 Oaks Ave., Everett. Ladies Auxiliary 2100: 6:30 p.m. second Monday. Call 425-337-1559 or go to [/URL]www.vfwpost2100.org;http://www.vfwpost2100.org[URL].
Lynnwood VFW Post 1040: first Thursdays, Alderwood Youth Club, 19619 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Call Martin, 425-774-7416, or Frank, 425-697-4102.
Gold Bar VFW Post 9417: 6 p.m. first Thursdays. Call "Sarge" Watkins at 425-931-1638. Ladies Auxiliary: 4 p.m. first Wednesdays. Call Arden King at 360-793-2786.
Oak Harbor's Whitehead-Muzzall VFW Post 7392: 360-675-4048 or go to [/URL]vfwpost7392.org;http://vfwpost7392.org[URL].
Legion Post 76: Arlington American Legion Auxiliary breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., first Saturdays, 115 N. Olympic Ave. Cost is $5. Proceeds benefit veterans. Call 360-435-2492.
Legion Post 92: Stanwood offers prime rib dinner, 4:30 p.m., third Fridays. Legion and auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m., second Mondays, 26921 88th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Service office, 360-629-8021, open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to help veterans.
Legion Post 66: 6 p.m. third Mondays, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. Call John, 425-743-7430.
Legion Post 96: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Legion Hall, 1201 First St., Snohomish. Call 360-568-5340. Post 96 is raising funds for a large mural created by David Hose.
Legion Post 58: 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Odd Fellows Building, 610 Lewis St., Monroe. Call Bob at 360-863-3544 or go to [/URL]www.americanlegionmonroe.org;http://www.americanlegionmonroe.org.
Legion Post 6: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, the Fleet Reserve Association Club, 6802 Beverly Blvd., Everett. Call Marvin at 425-224-4137.
Legion Post 181: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Lake Stevens Community Center, 1812 124th Ave. NE. Call Tom at 425-314-5865, Tony at 360-631-3242, or Vern at 425-343-9637; email email@example.com; or go to [URL]www.post181.org.
Legion Post 178: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Legion Hall, 2nd Street and Cedar Avenue NE, Marysville. Social hour at 6 p.m. Call Jeremiah at 253-405-8175 or Lett at 425-220-4940.
To submit news for this column, contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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